Last week when I was in Beaufort, SC, I awoke early Sunday morning with plans to return to the beach for more photos. That didn’t work out exactly. On the way down the only road to the beach, there was an accident. The police had the eastbound lanes blocked and weren’t letting anyone through. As I looked toward the east, I saw the sky starting to lighten. I’d been waiting for about 15 minutes and figured that I had waited for the wreck to clear for about 20 minutes and that I still had another 20 or 30 minutes to go to reach the beach.
OK. Plan B it is! What exactly was that? I was prepared to turn tail and head back to Charlotte, take some pictures along the way, perhaps. Not exactly a ‘solid’ plan. Just a couple of miles down the road, I noticed a boat launch … with the floating dock where I used my tripod, if you remember.
I played around here for a bit, watching the light change, trying to capture a dolphin breaking the surface of the water, but he was a bit too random for me to record. Eventually, a young lady out on a walk/jog with her dog came down to the dock and said hello. She walked to the edge of the dock, got out her camera, took a few pictures.
I noticed the sun shining across the dock, thought that it might make a nice picture as she walked through the light with her dog. I waited. Bingo! The dog cooperated, too, with just the right amount of spacing.
Sometimes, Plan B is the way to go!